29 December 1998
Youth found naked in sheep field

A 16-year old youth appeared before a special sitting of Wantage magistrates court in Oxfordshire after farmers allegedly found him naked in a field among a flock of sheep.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was released on bail after being charged with a serious sexual offence and breach of the peace.

The alleged incident happened between Uffington and Wootstone, near Wantage, on Sunday.

  • The Times 29/12/98 page 8 (News in Brief)
  • The Guardian 29/12/98 page6 (News in Brief)